Before I poked around on this site, I had no idea what a barbecued fatty was. Needless to say, once I saw a few pics of them, I had to give it a try myself. I put one together tonight, and tomorrow, it'll go on the stick burner.
My idea was to layer beef and pork sausage with a little spinach and cheese. I seasoned the beef (about a lb and a half) with a nice slurry of beef broth, typical barbecue spices, butter and two eggs. It was about a 1/2 cup of liquid. I then added some bread crumbs.
Here is the meat divided up and I used the ziploc bag trick:
(to get this out of the way - these pics aren't very great)
The spinach was sauted with a small onion in olive oil with s & p:
That was the first layer of beef. I cover that with the sausage and put cheese on that:
I covered that with the third layer of beef and rolled it up. I definitely should just layered the meats and then put both the spinach and cheese together on top. The thin layer on the outside pulled apart a bit (a couple very small tears) as I rolled it up. The meat was really moist and soft, so I rolled really gently, but I think keeping it a little simpler would have made my life easier.
Anyway, I put together a bacon braid:
And rolled it up one more time:
I am confident in the seasoning, I just hope the bacon seals up the couple small tears while it's cooking.
I also have a couple racks of ribs to put on tomorrow. Looking forward to a nice weekend smoke!
I'll post the results after the cook.